AP Tops Out Colorado’s First Urban Recreation Center


ap-tops-out-recreation-center_denverThe Carla Madison Recreation Center will be Denver’s largest community recreation facility and the first urban recreation center located in Colorado. The 60,000-sf facility will be the crown jewel of the City’s community recreation program, located at Colfax Avenue and Josephine Street. Fulfilling a long-standing need for a centrally-located facility within the City, the new center will serve as yet another catalyst along the Colfax business corridor to help drive economic growth and transform the area into a thriving cultural and residential area.

The four-story structure will offer an eight-lane pool, a leisure pool for families, a large cardio-weight room, full size basketball court and diverse programming that promote healthy and active lifestyles. The facility also includes ample community gathering space to support a variety of neighborhood interests. Planned amenities on the site include an outdoor climbing wall, 0.25-acre dog park, table tennis, slackline area, large picnic tables, onsite bike parking, a 15-bike B-Cycle station, climbing boulders and 130 parking spaces. Integrating sustainable elements, the facility is targeting LEED Gold Certification.

“Carla Madison Rec Center will be Denver’s largest recreation center once complete, and today’s milestone is one more step to realizing a service that this community has deserved for a long time,” stated Mayor Hancock. “I look forward to the final build out so our residents in central Denver have a new place to be happy, healthy and active together.”

The construction is on schedule to be completed fall of 2017.

Images courtesy of Adolfson & Peterson Construction

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